‘India loses $56 billion worth of productivity due to adolescent pregnancy, school drop-out’
What Lighthouse, a new initiative at Jaslok Hospital, are doing for gender-related health in adolescents
Awareness and check-ups for gender-related health should begin early. Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital, under Dr Duru Shah and Dr Sudeshna Ray, started Lighthouse, a comprehensive healthcare programme for adolescents. They address health problems related to lifestyle and maladjustment as well as gynaecological problems in girls such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which now afflict girls at a much younger age. Edited excerpts of an interview with Dr Sudeshna Ray, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician, at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre:
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